The results of the report are based on an analysis of existing data, quantitive analysis of a survey, qualitative analysis of interviews, consultation of the report results with stakeholders. The research showed that in łódźkie voivodeship, from nearly 100 thousand to even 250 thousand households (from 10 to 26%) were energy-poor, depending on the energy poverty indicator.
Source: “Energy poverty in łódzkie voivodeship” p.10 own calculation based on a survey on a representative sample of households in łódzkie voivodship (n=800)
Households with the following characteristics in łódzkie voivodeship were at a higher risk of energy poverty:
The causes of energy poverty among the surveyed households were diverse. Buildings in-habited by energy poor households were often in poor condition and were heated with solid fuel stoves. Heating was the most burdensome problem for the households, often leading to fire hazard. In the apartments of the energy-poor, there were problems with faulty electrical installation, water heating prices, drying of clothes (mold) and maintaining the right temperature in summer (overheating of houses).
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The full report is available here (Polish only)
The research was carried out by a consortium of Danae (LLC) and the Institute for Structural Research. It was commissioned by the Regional Centre for Social Policy in Łódź.